Homeschool Field Trip Programs

HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Our homeschool field trips for Spring 2021 have concluded. Please check back as we update our schedule for Fall 2021.

TOTAL IMMERSION

A ride on the Discovery boat takes participants to an island for an extreme exploration experience. A naturalist will be onboard to share their knowledge of the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. Explorers will use seine nets and dip nets to discover and identify the animals found in the Indian River Lagoon.

Ages 4-18 | $24 per person
Minimum of 25 participants required for program to occur.
Students must be accompanied by an adult. Students AND adults must pay and register as participants.

mdc boat by bob leclair

CREATURE CONNECTIONS

Venture out with the crew of Discovery for a 2-hour ecotour of the lagoon. During the tour, we will drop a trawl net* and bring aboard a variety of species for guests to view up close. This interactive, hands-on tour will be led by one of our certified naturalists who will share lots of interesting and fun facts about the creatures you meet. Come prepared to experience the lagoon in a new way!

Ages 4-18 | $20 per person
Minimum of 20 participants required for program to occur.
Students must be accompanied by an adult. Students AND adults must pay and register as participants.

KAYAK ADVENTURE

Participants will explore the lagoon up close while leisurely paddling in a kayak. The journey will be led by an experienced kayak naturalist who will guide the students through an ecological lesson on the importance the lagoon. This awe-inspiring trip will not be easily forgotten and will instill an appreciation of nature.

Ages 6-18 | $20 per person
Minimum of 4 participants required for program to occur.
Students under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Students AND adults must pay and register as participants.


For questions or additional info
, please contact Tess Sailor-Tynes at 386.428.4828 or tess@marinediscoverycenter.org
In addition to these field trips, we also have our monthly Science Enrichment Series


Currently at MDC masks are strongly suggested (but not required) indoors for anyone who has not received a complete COVID-19 vaccine.

In an effort to minimize illness during your child’s education program, we ask that you check on the health of your child daily prior to their scheduled program and notify us if they will not be able to attend. Please discuss proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette with your child. 

"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."